Pelican Pointers

Pelican is a static website and blog generator written in Python that I've recently chosen to use to make this blog on my website. I chose it because I prefer static HTML pages for security and simplicity. Pelican intends for you to use reStructuredText (.rst extension) to create the original documents, but it also supports your creating documents in Markdown, AsciiDoc, and even - I was very pleased to see - HTML. Which is good, because while rST is convenient for simple stuff, there are only slightly complicated things it seems incapable of, like applying emphasis to a URL - you can have emphasis or a URL, not both.